South Africa Employed Persons  1973-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The number of employed persons in South Africa decreased to 9617000 in the second quarter of 2017 from 9644000 in the first quarter of 2017. Employed Persons in South Africa averaged 6004292.97 from 1973 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 9690000 in the fourth quarter of 2016 and a record low of 3694977 in the first quarter of 1973.

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South Africa Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.70 27.70 31.20 21.50 percent [+]
Employed Persons 9617000.00 9644000.00 9690000.00 3694977.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 6176.87 6214.11 6214.11 3873.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.90 60.50 60.80 53.60 percent [+]
Labour Costs 145.30 142.40 145.30 1.10 Index Points [+]
Wages 19170.00 18687.00 19170.00 6742.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 16680.00 16270.00 16830.00 6250.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Population 55.91 54.96 55.91 17.40 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 60.00 60.00 60.00 60.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 60.00 65.00 60.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 10800.00 10434.30 10800.00 10434.30 ZAR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 7222.50 7054.90 7222.50 6716.40 ZAR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 3650.00 3630.00 3650.00 2700.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 55.90 54.30 55.90 48.80 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 20100.00 19800.00 20100.00 17900.00 ZAR/Month [+]
Employment Rate 43.30 43.74 46.17 41.00 percent [+]


South Africa Employed Persons

In South Africa, employed persons refer to the number of people employed by the business, who received payment (in salaries; wages; commission, in addition to a retainer, salary or wage; piece rates; or payments in kind) for any part of the reference period. This excludes independent contractors and consultants; working proprietors; sole and joint owners; and employees paid on a commission basis where a retainer, salary or wage was not paid. Number of employees refers to the number of people employed at the end of the reference period. This page provides the latest reported value for - South Africa Employed Persons - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Employed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9617000.00 9644000.00 9690000.00 3694977.00 1973 - 2017 Quarterly
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employed persons by Country

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Australia 12290.20 Sep/17
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Canada 18454.10 Sep/17
China 77603.00 Dec/16
Euro Area 155.60 Jun/17
France 27892.70 Jun/17
Germany 44281.00 Aug/17
India 29650.00 Dec/12
Indonesia 124538849.00 Dec/17
Italy 23123.76 Aug/17
Japan 65650.00 Aug/17
Mexico 52198611.00 Jun/17
Netherlands 8626.00 Sep/17
Russia 72.90 Aug/17
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Spain 18813.30 Jun/17
Switzerland 5018.00 Jun/17
Turkey 28758.00 Jul/17
United Kingdom 30923.00 Jul/17
United States 154345.00 Sep/17